Filch meaning

fĭlch
To steal (usually something small or petty); pilfer.
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Filch is defined as to steal a small thing.

An example of filch is to take a pen from someone's desk when they're not looking.

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To take (something, especially something of little value) in a furtive manner; snitch.
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To steal, to illegally take possession of.

Hey! Someone filched my noggin.

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Origin of filch

  • Middle English filchen
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English filchen (“to steal, pilfer”), of uncertain origin. Perhaps related to Old English fylcian (“to marshal troops”), Old English ġefylce (“band of men, army, host”). Related to folk.
    From Wiktionary